Woohoo, it’s another week of Thankful Thursday! I loved reading all of your posts last week.
This week, I want to focus my gratitude on:
Smelling sweet cinnamon and warm clove. Last year, Dan and I bought an owl-shaped wax warmer on clearance. We both love it! We often stock up on scented wax cubes when they’re on clearance. I just changed out the vanilla cupcake scent for a new sweet cinnamon and warm clove one. It’s so pungent! Our townhouse smells like autumn. I love it!
Loving this cozy sweater weather. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to be back in the South with its long, hot summers. But I love fall too! Georgia and South Carolina have enjoyed chilly cuddling weather since the end of October. Plus I’m headed to Ohio in a few days, which will hopefully still feel like fall. I can’t wait to break out my warmest sweater!
Wanting to spend more time with my friends and my family, preferably without having to leave Georgia. Why can’t everyone just move to Atlanta? I’m grateful to the recent amount of time I just spent with my dad. I’m looking forward to two weeks in Ohio. I just wish I could see everyone without having to travel so much!
Missing France. I’m so thankful for my two years working in France! I grew so much as a person, and I met some of the best friends of my life. I just wish I could be back.
Lately I’ve had several opportunities to connect with other women.
At the beginning of October, I attended the Maiedae Mixer with other creative women. Bloggers, photographers, designers, and more all gathered together for dinner and networking. It was such a great opportunity for me to feel inspired by other women who are doing what I’m doing. This solopreneur life isn’t easy. Talking to other women about the challenges we face helped me feel less discouraged.
Also in October, I attended a networking event in Greenwood hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council. I later attended a meeting with other members of the Women’s Leadership Council to discuss next year’s calendar and initiatives. Both of these provided me with the opportunity to meet experienced businesswomen, to promote my own writing/copywriting, and to improve my communication skills.
Most recently, I attended the inaugural one-day seminar offered by Furman University’s Women’s Leadership Institute. In the spring semester, they offer a multi-session conference for women who have demonstrated successful leadership, community involvement, and have a desire to help others. The one-day seminars are new, and I’m so thankful I could attend the first one!
Dr. Margaret Oakes led the group through “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” She introduced three successful women to us: Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Blackwell, Sarah Breedlove Walker, and Grace Hopper. We then discussed one main trait of each woman that contributed to her success.
Women supporting women is one way that we can band together against sexism. We can learn from each other. We can guide each other. We can provide opportunities for each other.
I’m thankful to know so many smart, hard-working, helpful women.
What are you thankful for this week? I’m also linking up for A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey!